500 Access not allowed

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On running amrecover(8), you receive the following error message:

[root@copper ~]# amrecover test -s silver.metal.com -t silver.metal.com
AMRECOVER Version 2.5.0. Contacting server on silver.metal.com ...
220 sles10 AMANDA index server (2.5.0) ready.
500 Access not allowed


  • Make sure the /var/lib/amanda/.amandahosts file is having entry of the machine on which amrecover is run.
machinename user-name

Here the user-name is the user who is running amrecover i.e root.

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